Learn six English “weather” idioms for speaking about difficult situations!
Learning idioms in English is so important for your English, particularly if you wish to get above intermediate level. Native learners use them all the time. In our English learning post this week, you can learn six English “weather” idioms that you can use for talking about difficult situations or problems in general. Find out what it means if you’re “snowed under” or what a “rainy day” is. First, study the idioms on the image in this newsletter. Then, try our little exercise. [answers below]
Exercise to learn idioms
Complete the sentences with the correct words after reading over the idioms. Try to do it without looking at the idioms page.
1. I’ll be at the theatre tomorrow, come rain or _______ – I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
2. I generally try to save about 10% of my salary for a _______ day. You never know when you might need it!
3. They’ve put the idea _______ ice until they’ve got the necessary finance.
4. He’s got his _______ in the clouds if he thinks they’re going to agree to that!
5. She went to the gym for a couple of hours before facing the press. She felt she needed to enjoy the _______ before the storm.
6. I can’t meet you today because I’m completely snowed _______ with work.
7. Things seem to be going well. The only _______ on the horizon is the meeting we’ve got with the tax office next week.
8. What I’ve told you so far is just the _______ of the iceberg. There’s a lot more to it than just that.
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1. shine; 2. rainy; 3. on; 4. head; 5. calm; 6. under; 7. cloud; 8. tip
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